FRCR examination updates
Our examination updates address any changes made to our FRCR examinations:
- Update on examination arrangements for 2021
- Oncology examinations: change to application dates for September 2021 sitting
COVID-19 and RCR examinations
- If you feel unwell or display COVID-19 symptoms do not attend the examination.
- Candidates should follow the social distancing rules and cleaning guidelines for individual venues, in line with government guidance.
Please direct any examinations queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7406 5905.
Purpose of assessment
The Final FRCR (Part B) Examination expects candidates to have a wide knowledge of malignant disease and the management of patients with cancer. The main emphasis is on radiotherapy and drug therapy, but a good knowledge of general medicine, surgery and gynaecology is expected. Candidates are examined against the specialty training curriculum for clinical oncology. The Final FRCR Examination purpose of assessment statement details the examination's purpose, the required level of candidate training and the application of results. It is hoped that the statement will assist candidates, and those involved in their training, in understanding the scope of the FRCR examination and with relating the examination to other in-training assessments.
The Final FRCR (Part B) Examination comprises a clinical and an oral examination. Despite the change in clinical examination delivery, candidates’ revision for both components should remain the same. All responses given to examiners should reflect a non-COVID-19 environment.
- Candidates should review the RCR video depicting the virtual examination experience
- Please familiarise yourself with the guidance for using the virtual pen tool in Powerpoint and the sample oral outlining questions.
- A sample clinical viva question is also provided. (Please note this has not gone through the usual full peer review but is intended to give candidates an idea of content and style.) Short video clips may also form part of some clinical viva questions.
Before you apply
- Please read our instructions on how to prepare before you apply for the examination.
- To help your application go smoothly, make sure you can log in to your website account in advance.
- If you can’t remember your login details, use the forgotten password or forgotten email links or contact us for support. Do not create another account.
- Applications will open at 9:00 on the first day and will close at 17:00 (UK time) on the last day of each priority booking window.
Dates, fees and venues
How to apply
Applicants should ensure they have read the examination regulations before applying.
Applications for this examination are not currently open
- Audio series: trainees share their experiences of the Final FRCR examination in clinical oncology
- The scoring system document explains how each component is marked and overall results are determined.
- Further general information on the examination is available in the candidate guidance notes.
- Sample oral questions for candidates.
- Instructions for candidates to follow during the clinical and oral examinations.
- Generic examiners' reports are available as a guide to candidates and trainers preparing for future sittings of the examination.